|Idaho Humanities Council|
|Role: Primary Researcher|
Honors and Awards
- 2016 - Donald Peterson Student Travel Award, Society of American Archivists
|2015||Master of History, Indiana University|
|2015||Master of Library Science, Indiana University|
|2013||Bachelor of Arts, Hillsdale College|
Novelist, Academic and Tattoo Artist Samuel Steward's Plight Shows That 'Cancel Culture' was Alive and Well in the 1930s The Conversation (2023)
In January 2023, Hamline University opted not to renew the contract of an art professor who showed a 14th-century depiction of the Prophet Muhammad in class. Hamline labeled the incident “Islamophobic” and released a statement, ...
Toshio Mori Endured Internment Camps and Overcame Discrimination to Become the First Japanese American to Publish a Book of Fiction The Conversation (2022)
Eighty years ago, on Feb. 19, 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066, which led to more than 100,000 people of Japanese ancestry living in the western United States being moved into internment ...
“The Pioneer of Japanese American Literature”: Caxton Printers and the Publishing of Toshio Mori’s Yokohama, California Nanzan Review of American Studies (2022)
Toshio Mori was born on March 3, 1910, in Oakland, California, to parents who were Japanese immigrants from Otake, Japan. They emigrated shortly before Mori was born, making him their first child born in the ...
Creating an Annual Evaluation Framework for Library Faculty The Journal of Academic Librarianship (2021)
This article describes the faculty-lead process and outcomes of a collaborative annual library faculty evaluation project. The authors share the process used at Boise State University's Albertsons Library, including the drivers, team member roles, communication ...
Vardis Fisher's Last Essay The Limberlost Review: A Literary Journal of the Mountain West (2020)
When Vardis Fisher died on July 9, 1968, the Idaho novelist left behind an extensive bibliography: more than two dozen novels, collections of short stories, essays, and poetry, as well as three books written for ...
“All Stories True!”: The Nonfiction Western Magazine Collection at Boise State University The Reading Room: A Journal of Special Collections (2019)
This article describes the genre of specialized magazines known as “nonfiction western magazines.” These magazines focused on telling stories about the “Old West”—the nineteenth-century western United States. Joe Small founded the genre’s first magazine, True ...
James H. Gipson and the Effort to Free Ezra Pound Idaho Center for the Book Newsletter (2018)
On May 3, 1945, armed partisans arrested Ezra Pound in Italy. This began the extradition process to the United States, where, two years earlier, Pound had been indicted in absentia for treason. The charges were ...
Editorial Works (1)
Contributions to Books (1)
Includes conference presentations and invited talks
Toshio Mori: The First Japanese American Fiction Writer Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Boise State University (2023)
California native Toshio Mori was the first Japanese American to publish a book of fiction. His collection of short stories, Yokohama, California, appeared in 1949, published by Caxton Printers, an Idaho book publisher. The book ...
Is the Narrative of a 'Public Archives Tradition' and a 'Historical Manuscripts Tradition' Accurate?: Examining the History of the American Archival Tradition Society of American Archivists - Student Chapter Conference (2014)
Examines the scholarly literature on the history of the American archival tradition to discuss the predominate narratives, the issues associated with such a narrative, and to provide suggestions to direct the debate going forward. In ...
Archival Exhibitions (4)
"Here I Met My First True Radicals": Student Reform Movements at Indiana University Indiana University Archives, Indiana University, [Bloomington, IN] (2016)
Drawn from the collections of the IU Archives, this exhibit focuses on groups of students who sought to shape the world around them, whether it was at the local level in their search for self-government ...
The Legacy of Toshio Mori: The First Japanese American to Publish a Book of Fiction (2023)
In 1941, aspiring writer Toshio Mori sent the manuscript for his first book to Caldwell-based Caxton Printers, hoping to get his collection of fiction stories about the problems of the Japanese people living in America, ...